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Can I switch off the huge ads (please)?

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YogaDrone Tue 17-May-16 08:05:11

Absolutely HUGE ads are taking up half the screen this morning. They are massive!!! Running down both left and right sides of the page and leaving very little space for any actual threads.

Is there a way to switch them off please? I want to read thread conversation content not look at twee adverts for stuff I don't want (and am even less likely to want now given that they are annoying me!)

RidersOnTheStorm Tue 17-May-16 08:06:08

Me too. Awful.

YogaDrone Tue 17-May-16 08:36:22

They're giving me a headache now.

I'll come back later and see if they're gone, otherwise I probably will be grin

iseenodust Tue 17-May-16 09:04:23

Totally agree with what Yoga says and then more ads under MNTalk box (Pampers on mine). Must be less than 50% visible related to MN. Can only see first line of OP's post.

TwoLittleBlooms Tue 17-May-16 09:09:34

I agree and would really like to turn them off if possible, they are really distracting and making it quite difficult to read the discussions (the page is just too busy for my poor eyes now!). I cleared all cookies etc to see if that was the problem but obviously not if others are seeing them!

Pyjamaface Tue 17-May-16 09:13:11

Absolutely horrible. I could just about put up with the banner ad at the top and the ads under the Talkbox (when they don't autoplay) but the giant side banners are making the page unreadable.

VeryTattyMum Tue 17-May-16 09:18:42

Very distracting this may cure me of my MN addiction

MoonfaceAndSilky Tue 17-May-16 09:25:44

What device are you on? Can you install an adblock?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-May-16 09:26:55

It's been going on for weeks now!

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 17-May-16 09:26:58

I have Ad Block, so I've only got the side panels - I don't know why they aren't being blocked but it's really intrusive. It's switching between the one shown in the OP and a creepy ad for EllaOne.

Can we turn this off please?

LagunaBubbles Tue 17-May-16 11:00:25

Its as if the actual advert is the main focus now, and the thread itself is just squeezed into the middle. Im on a PC. Its horrible and makes reading the threads difficult! Al, I can focus on is lots of women in the VERY advert just now.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-May-16 11:20:25

Hi all,

So sorry about this! We've flagged to the ads team, and will get back to you as soon as we hear. flowers

member Tue 17-May-16 11:22:50

Oh good, the Very sidebars are bugging me too!

FrazzleRock Tue 17-May-16 11:33:50

Yes get rid! Most annoying!

YogaDrone Tue 17-May-16 13:45:16

Just checked back in and the side bars have gone for me. Hopefully for everyone else too. Thank you MN flowers

RidersOnTheStorm Tue 17-May-16 13:47:49


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-May-16 18:56:30

Bloody motor bike insurance!!!!angry

iseenodust Fri 20-May-16 13:59:38

They're back. On Talk homepage I can only see the title of the first thread as pushed so far down the page by ad and the MN ad for pregnancy thingy.

FrazzleRock Fri 20-May-16 15:15:34

Yep they're back again. This time emergency contraceptive pill ads. Not something I want to see after two very recent miscarriages.

Periggy Fri 20-May-16 16:21:33

Sorry about your losses frazzle. Have you googled anything about them at all? It's just that I noticed lots of pregnancy test adverts on YouTube at one point and thought that was bad luck as it kept slapping me in the face, then realised they were based on my search history. If you wipe history and cookies etc you should see fewer ads about pregnancies I think - they've stopped popping up for me since then.

Periggy Fri 20-May-16 16:22:10

(*googled anything about miscarriages, not pills)

GraysAnalogy Fri 20-May-16 16:23:08

I wish they'd get rid of video ads. I completely understand they need advertising but they're really annoying

FrazzleRock Fri 20-May-16 17:30:17

I google miscarriage and how to prevent them several times a day tbh, it takes up all of my thoughts. I just didn't expect to see an ad for emergency contraception when all I want is a baby.

Periggy Fri 20-May-16 18:17:26

Yes, I did the same; all I mean is that I bet advertisers count on some people looking for the odds of having one because they don't want a baby.

They're not exactly going to worry about upsetting some few people in exchange for a sale from others.

So worth clearing history etc to see if it stops them. That and ad-blocker is always helpful smile

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-May-16 21:01:05


They're back. On Talk homepage I can only see the title of the first thread as pushed so far down the page by ad and the MN ad for pregnancy thingy.

Hi iseenodust,

Can you let us know which ad you're seeing please? And if there's any chance of grabbing a screenshot, that'd be ace.

The more info we have, the better. smile

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